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IRELAND

CityJet is to discontinue its service from Cork to London City Airport from June 26,  just eight months after its launch.

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) says it does not have the units available  in Dublin to solve the crisis of families in emergency accommodation.

A man from Dublin has collected a cheque for €500,000 from the National Lottery in Dublin after he won the jackpot  on the EuroMillions Plus draw on Friday, April 15.

Luas drivers have rescheduled their strikes in June so as not to inconvenience Leaving and Junior Cert students.  Drivers have announced six further strike days next month - a move Luas operator Transdev said was designed to cause maximum disruption to customers.

The RNLI in Skerries has rescued four swimmers in difficulty off the coast of Dublin.  They were alerted shortly before midday after Dublin Coast Guard got reports that a number of swimmers were caught in a rip current in a local swimming area known as The Springers and were unable to get back to shore.

A defiant John Halligan has told “arrogant” Fine Gael ministers to “shut their mouths”  and leave him and his fellow independent minister Finian McGrath alone over their refusal to pay water charges.

WORLD

Premier League-winning footballer Danny Simpson will miss part of his team's historic title-winning celebrations  and end of season bash after a judge ordered he must serve a curfew immediately for throttling his ex-girlfriend.

Three US states are preparing for the possible return of grizzly bear hunting in the Rocky Mountains  for the first time in decades.

SPORT

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Roberto Martinez has left Everton  in the wake of Wednesday night's 3-0 defeat at Sunderland, the club have confirmed.

Dublin GAA club Cuala have released a compelling video today,  reminding viewers of the importance of caring for mental health.

BUSINESS

The retail chain Debenhams has applied for examinership in a move which could put some jobs at risk.  The chain employs more than 1,400 people at its eleven stores in the Republic of Ireland, which will remain open and continue trading.

Bank of England governor Mark Carney revealed a Brexit vote could trigger a possible "technical recession"   in the UK as he warned the fall-out could hit growth, jobs and see the pound plunge in value.

ANALYSIS

The O’Higgins report says any disciplinary proceedings against gardaí, which might conceivably arise out of his investigation,  ‘would not be helpful’,  writes Cormac O’Keeffe

LIFESTYLE

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Avlyn McKeown was not expecting to have triplets, let alone three boys with autism and intellectual disability.  But now aged 6 and in school, they are the apples of their mother’s eye, writes Noel Baker

VIRAL

The day has finally arrived when we can marvel at Danny Healy-Rae's climate change comments in all their remixed glory.  How can you fail when you put suckler cows, combustible engines, a Kerry accent and sick beats together?

A Maynooth restaurant’s gesture to an 12-year-old boy and his family has gone viral this week  after being shared on Facebook.

VIDEO

Some dogs get left out in the cold when they go missing but thankfully for this fella, he was found fast.  The adult Springer Spaniel was found swimming in the River Lee at 10.30am this morning near North Mall, Cork. 

TECHNOW

GAMING: The Banner Saga 2 recently launched on PC to critical acclaim,   picking up a host of accolades along the way.

MOVIES: Green Room is already one of our favourite films of the year, and it's about to be unleashed  on Irish audiences on the 13th of May.

TECH: A punk rock band becomes trapped in an isolated venue by a gang of neo-Nazis.  Green Room is one of the best films of the year and demands to be seen with an audience, so get out and catch it on the big screen now.

SHOWBIZ

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Georgina Byrne has revealed that she’s nervous ahead of her husband Nicky’s Eurovision performance  tonight.

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Avlyn McKeown was not expecting to have triplets, let alone three boys with autism and intellectual disability.  But now aged 6 and in school, they are the apples of their mother’s eye, writes Noel Baker


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